Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 8, 2022, or: Mother’s Day 2022

My mom and I when I was a baby, circa 1963. (Photo by Jeronimo Diaz-Granados)

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida, on Sunday, May 8, 2022. It is a hot spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 84°F (29°C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 61% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 7 MPH (13 KM/H), the heat index is 85°F (30°C). Today’s forecast calls for sunny skies and a high of 91°F (33°C). Tonight, skies will be mostly clear. The low will be 67°F (20°C).

Today – in the United States and many other countries around the world – is Mother’s Day. So, in honor of the occasion, here are some relevant quotations about mothers and motherhood:

My mother was 15 years old in this family photo, circa 1943 or 1944.

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” –  George Eliot

“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” ― Washington Irving

Mom (on the right) and I at a neighbor’s holiday party two years before she became seriously ill.

“The truth is, every son raised by a single mom is pretty much born married. I don’t know, but until your mom dies it seems like all the other women in your life can never be more than just your mistress.” ― Chuck Palahniuk

Another photo of Mom holding me when I was a little tyke.

“I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.”― Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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